The information below was sent to me by email, but I am assured by a real life person (I pinched to check) who knows someone (who also knows someone) that the email is not a hoax, the information is true and very serious. I’m posting it here for you cos I want to warn you, but mostly, because I want to gross you out. And, you will be grossed out, believe me.
Watch out for this bitey bugger. If you see this spider, do not touch it and contact MAF immediately.
Subject: If You See This Spider – LEAVE IT ALONE!! It is in NZ!! Unclassified
Please forward this around to your Landscapers.
This spider was found at Botany (Eastern Suburbs) and this gentlemans hand is 2 weeks old. He has been advised to stay well clear of this spider, if you recognise this spider from the picture leave it alone and contact MAF immediately.
The pics get ickier. Click after the jump if you can handle the septic jandal.
Update: Some clever readers have discovered that these pictures have been circulating since 2003! So, despite my real life bod telling me it’s true, it looks like it may be a hoax.